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by Zohar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes. In general, I believe that racists should be given more opportunities, rather than less. The more people are allowed to develop as human beings, the less likely they are to be racist. Love trumps hate. You do realize that appointing governing officials is a zero-sum game, right? Like, you choo...
by Zohar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is entanglement that surprising?
Replies: 27
Views: 5340

Re: Is entanglement that surprising?

Have you heard about the Feynman sprinkler? There's no shortage of problems that are unintuitive and still fall firmly under Newtonian physics.
by Zohar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Are you really arguing whether being bigoted against a specific nationality counts as being racist or not? Are you so scared of using the word "racist" and so willing to apply the label "hateful bigot" instead?
by Zohar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Toroidal star
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Toroidal star

My first thought is the pressure wouldn't be able to build up enough for fusion to happen.
by Zohar
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4180
Views: 701049

Re: Today I Made:

Made a simple pasta with onions, tomatoes, veggie "chorizo" and some cream. I don't often buy fake meat stuff for cooking, but Alex is out at a conference and I felt like it.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

I'm not clear on why you're asking this here, then. Maybe this fits more in fictional science? But I wouldn't expect people to answer "how to classify organisms" with much more than explanations on how people classify them today.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 34
Views: 4939

Re: Supergirl

To be fair, he is out "on parole" and Kara's been placed in charge of him. I understand her wanting him to act nice, he's technically her responsibility. But that doesn't mean he needs to go be a hero. It's not like she used her powers until 1.5 years ago, and Hank wasn...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 34
Views: 4939

Re: Supergirl

I like that he's an actual gray character and not straight-up good or evil. We haven't really had that in the show. Hank was at some point, Ms. Martian might be that, and the president might as well. But so far, they haven't had enough story for that. I hope he actually doesn't beco...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 34
Views: 4939

Re: Supergirl

Having seen the latest episode, I can see where you're coming from. The current Jimmy Olsen storyline is kind of dumb. I enjoy pretty much everything else, especially Alex's storyline. I love how honest and open the show is, and it's interesting to see how that translates to different stories they c...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 13947

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

Have you tried defining boundaries to the conversation? Saying "These are areas where we disagree, and views like the ones you hold are actively harming people dear to me, and I don't feel like we can reach a productive discussion of these issues at the points we're in right now. I would like t...
by Zohar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 3429

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

Trying to figure out your own taxonomy methods is a worthwhile exercise, if you're interested in the field of study, but it doesn't mean you have to start from scratch! I agree with what Angua says - read up on what's been previously done. Also consider other "borderline" cases - anything ...
by Zohar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4180
Views: 701049

Re: Today I Made:

On the weekend I made veggie lasagna with homemade pasta. It turned out pretty good, but I actually would have liked the pasta to be thicker than it ended up as. Chewiness is good!
by Zohar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: dubsola's Chilli

I like this recipe and this recipe writing style but I have no witty comments to add about it.
by Zohar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Goal.
Replies: 3
Views: 8708

Re: Personal Goal.

lorb wrote:Today is November 15, 2016.

Did you, like, have a reminder set up?
by Zohar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Re: Arrival

I saw it yesterday, and it's a good movie, but I find the short story to be a much better sci-fi story than the film. When I heard they're going to release it, I was really surprised and wondered how they'll actually translate it. I suppose the answer was to simplify and to dramatize. There were als...
by Zohar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 12147

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Can't wait for the "ugh, blatant rip off of Matrix!" comments.
by Zohar
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows Media Player persistent wrong song names
Replies: 6
Views: 4679

Re: Windows Media Player persistent wrong song names

I do what Thesh does in these cases.
by Zohar
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 10647

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Watched it tonight. Liked it quite a bit, for reasons mostly mentioned, and with the criticisms mostly mentioned. In the climax scene I was thinking there goes Marvel, destroying yet another city outside the US. I was pleasantly surprised. And one of my favorite parts was The magic carpet from Aladd...
by Zohar
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill them?
Replies: 10
Views: 4270

Re: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill the

The non-affiliated and secular people do not hate us religious people. They just see us as idol worshipers with good minds that we have allowed to be compromised by faith and delusional supernatural thinking. Knowing that non-affiliated people only feel pity for us religious people, --- and more im...
by Zohar
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sites do you go on when you're bored?
Replies: 107
Views: 99281

Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Specific subreddits? Find a youtuber you like and binge on their old videos?
by Zohar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

Right, well, if you're not going to actually talk about the issues we're discussing and only dictate your rules on how the conversation should flow, frankly that's not a conversation I'm interested in having.
by Zohar
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

What you're saying doesn't make sense. You say you can judge if someone has free will solely based on an external view of their actions, which is already ridiculous - what if the person you're talking about is being solely controlled by another figure that has taken over their body? You'd have no wa...
by Zohar
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I apologize for not responding to previous messages - I became very tired and exhausted, and wasn't sure I'm explaining myself. Yes, I still think voting for Trump is an indicator of some amount of racism on the part of the voter. However, I don't think that's a helpful distinction to make, it's not...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course, but the idea that Hispanics voted for Trump for racist reasons is preposterous. I live in Florida and have also been to Texas and California. The Hispanics who voted for Trump did so from buying the idea that he's a competent financial leader. That's not what I said, I didn't say they vo...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, someone can totally have different priorities than you, personally, do, and yet not be a racist. Oh yeah, of course! 100% agreement! I just don't think that's the case here. The point is, despite all of the rhetoric and charges of racism, Trump did extremely well (again, relatively speaking) w...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't understand why you think "different priorities" and "being racist" are mutually distinct? How is that an explanation? But whatever.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

As mentioned, racism isn't a binary, and everyone suffers from it. Are all of Clinton's voters not racist? Of course not! But a vote for her doesn't indicate disregard for marginalized groups. A vote for Trump, does.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You have to find a better message if you expect to win 2018 or 2020. Calling the opposing party racist and demeaning them until they agree with you simply isn't going to work (even if you apply self-deprecating language as part of the process) I'm not saying this is the winning strategy. There are ...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

Again, you're welcome to find my previous answers (which you have clearly not bothered to read), quote them, and tell me what you think doesn't make sense or doesn't work. Just because you came in late doesn't mean I have to repeat myself.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know, I would be bothered by people being called racist if they weren't so racist I know plenty of Trump supporters. Only... two of them... are overtly racist. The rest were interested in other things. "Not being racist" isn't a thing you can do by inaction. You have to actively work ...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know, I would be bothered by people being called racist if they weren't so racist
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775453

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

maybeagnostic wrote:I am going to go out on a (very long) limb here and say virtually everyone willing to vote for Hillary did so and it wasn't nearly enough.

I'm not sure how you can say that seeing as how she won the popular vote. It's a fact more people wanted her as president than wanted Trump.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

I already explained that earlier in the thread. It's not a very long one, you can easily search my name and read my previous responses.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726232

Re: Random natterings

Well, I can think of at least six married couples that met each other here on the xkcd forum. So yeah? I don't really find misogyny funny, and to answer your question - yeah don't send a dick pic to people unless they specifically ask for them.
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

You speak of judgement calls as if they are mot you choosing from variables. You always have a choice to follow an inclination or not. What follows id proof of this. No one is forcing you to reply to what I just put but you can and will decide and choose whether to reply or not. That is freedom of ...
by Zohar
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89818
Views: 6726232

Re: Random natterings

I'm sure calling them "biotches" is a good way to start.
by Zohar
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

I... could not? What possible reason would I have to ignore what I consider to be the best course of action for myself? I don't have a choice here. I make a judgement call on what I consider "best". What I judge to be best is determined by my experience and mental capacity, no "choice...
by Zohar
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 5709

Re: I'm the Messiah.

Well you can only blame yourself for promoting your career and pursuing professional goals.
by Zohar
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Problem about free will
Replies: 126
Views: 17816

Re: Problem about free will

Free will is an illusion. Problem solved. If it was not your free will that caused you to post, what was it? Regards DL Oh I didn't see that before. I explained my reasoning after this post. Basically, my condition at the time made me believe that was the best course of action to maximize my benefi...
by Zohar
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 5709

Re: I'm the Messiah.

That looks so much like a PBF comic PBF usually turns a darker shade in the final panel, here the joke is set up in the very first panel and just continues from there. Does anyone other than me even remember Shishichi? From #faid right? Also, if yours is still the last post in a thread, you can jus...

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